Monday, April 22, 2013
The townhall meeting begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Quaker Valley Middle School.
The public is encouraged to attend an upcoming event at the Quaker Valley Middle School focusing on issues associated with adolescent drug and alcohol use. The event, “It’s No Big Deal… Right?,” begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and will include a screening of The Alliance Against Drug's moving documentary, "Listen II." The documentary about chemical addiction in young people features Sewickley residents Jeff and Patti Bennett, who discuss the loss of their daughter, Emily, to a heroin overdose. Jeff Bennett of Bell Acres will share the story of his daughter’s struggle with substance abuse. Debbie Kehoe, executive director of The Alliance, will also be present. Parents of children in fourth through ninth grades are especially encouraged to …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The former daycare owner, who was charged in 2012 with possessing child porn following an investigation in Moon Township, is arrested in Washington County.
Pamela Smallis, a former Moon Township woman who faces trial on drug and child pornography charges, has turned herself in to police in connection to a $10,000 theft from a Washington County Walmart. South Strabane Township Police have charged Smallis, 49, with retail theft and conspiracy, according to court records. She was released from Washington County Jail Wednesday on $10,000 bail. Smallis is accused of stealing nine iPads and 23 iPods in the early morning hours of Jan. 7 from the Walmart location in South Strabane, according to the Observer-Reporter. The items were valued at nearly $10,000. Jeremy Stover, 24, and Olivia Domenick, 21, both of Coraopolis, are also charged in the theft. The trio is seen on surveillance video in the …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Pamela Smallis' formal arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 3
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- Harry Funk
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A Moon Township woman accused of producing child pornography waived her right to a preliminary hearing Friday in Coraopolis. Pamela Smallis, 50 who has residences listed in Moon and Oakdale, faces a formal arraignment Jan. 3. She is charged with 34 counts of sexual abuse of children; 16 counts of unlawful contact with a minor; five counts of sexual exploitation of children; five counts of endangering the welfare of children; five counts of corruption of minors; and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. She is accused of owning 33 photos and two videos showing children engaged in sexual activity following her September arrest. In April, Moon police charged Smallis with a series of drug offenses that included controlled buys…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Zachary Clifton, 25, is arraigned Friday on charges that include possession of explosives or incendiary materials and causing or risking a catastrophe.
A Leetsdale man was arraigned Friday on charges stemming from the discovery by Leetsdale police of more than 100 knives, bomb-making materials, drug paraphernalia and other items in his apartment. Police said they found the items—including one gallon of acetone and lacquer thinner, both used to make bombs—after responding over the weekend to a call about an attempted suicide overdose in the building where Clifton lived. The home's resident, Zachary Clifton, 25, was released from a hospital Friday and arraigned in court before District Judge Robert Ford. Clifton is charged with felony counts of risking a catastrophe and possession of explosive or incendiary materials. He also faces misdemeanor charges of owning prohibited offensive weapons …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Jamal Gloster of Sewickley appeared in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.
An 18-year-old Quaker Valley High School senior accused of selling marijuana from his Sewickley home pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Leetsdale District Court. Jamal Gloster of Nevin Avenue, appeared before District Judge Robert Ford to answer charges stemming from an undercover operation led by Sewickley Police and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. According to a criminal complaint, Gloster, who lives with his grandmother in the 900 block of Nevin Avenue, was selling marijuana out of the home resulting in his arrest on April 29. He is charged with four counts each of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver; and one count each of possession with intent to use drug …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Tyler Joseph McWilliams is charged with felony counts of possessing and dealing marijuana, the police chief said. Bryan Thomas Watt faces misdemeanor charges.
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Monday, May 7, 2012
A week after law-enforcement officials spent the day investigating a Treesdale home for the possibility that a clandestine lab was manufacturing drugs or explosives, two men have been charged in the case, according to Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. Tyler Joseph McWilliams, 20, of Gibsonia, has been arrested and charged with felony counts of possessing and dealing marijuana at an April 28 party at the Condor Lane home, said Amann. He also is charged with underage drinking. A second Gibsonia man, 19-year-old Bryan Thomas Watt, is charged with misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, along with underage drinking, the chief said. His preliminary hearing is set for June 20. Police are awaiting lab …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Condor Lane home needed to be cleared of hazardous materials after an investigation Saturday, according to police.
The Treesdale home that was investigated Saturday by a multitude of law enforcement officers for potential explosives and drugs is now safe for habitation, said Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. "The house is safe; the neighborhood is safe," Amann said Friday afternoon while awaiting the arrival of a truck that would transport chemicals from the home in the 2000 block of Condor Lane in Pine Township. Signs had been posted on the front door of the home, which is owned by model Theresa Gaugler, that prohibited anyone from entering until a hazardous materials team cleaned it. Those signs were removed today. "A clandestine laboratory for the manufacture of illegal drugs and/or hazardous chemicals was seized at this location on …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Throwing drugs away properly can help limit illegal drug use and help protect the environment, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Sewickley collection will take place Saturday, April 28.
Have unused or expired medications? The Sewickley Police Department will dispose of them for you if you drop them off Saturday, April 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the police department on the first floor of the municipal building, 601 Thorn St. Throwing drugs away properly can help limit illegal drug use and help protect the environment, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. While the agency recommends taking advantage of community take-back programs, such as the upcoming one in Sewickley, it does advise that most prescription drugs can be thrown out in the trash, if no clear instructions for disposal are on the label. It recommends first taking the pills out of their original containers and mixing them with an …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Among 65 participating counties in Pennsylvania, Allegheny County ranked first, Washington County, ninth.
Allegheny County is No. 1, according to a statewide tally of prescription drug collection in the most recent national Drug Take-Back initiative. Among 65 participating counties, Allegheny County ranked first, collecting nearly 2,150 pounds; Washington County ranked ninth, collecting 705 pounds. The program is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies to rid the country of unwanted prescription drugs and prevent abuse. For many local departments, this was the second collection date since the program began on Sept. 25, 2010. Cranberry Township saw a 100-pound increase the second time around. “We had a pretty significant increase,” Lt. Kevin Meyer said. According to …